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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
European Committee Bans Single-Shelled Eggs -- April Fool's Day, 2003
The European Committee issued a communique in which it declared that it was banning single-shelled eggs, in order to prevent cracked eggs being found in food stores. The ban was a play on the French word "coque" which means both egg shell and ship's hull.

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